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Luxury Ski chalet located between Snowbird and Alta

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,500 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bathroom ski house with incredible decks and mountain views

The Red Fern Chalet is a beautiful hand crafted custom built ski home with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, open fire places, a number of decks and balconies including a mountain deck with a hot tub, garage, private parking, and boot room. It has a ground level, effectively self contained, with 1 bedroom (and one double sofa bed) a kitchen and bathroom. This makes the house perfect for two families sharing.

The Red Fern is located between world famous powder ski resorts of Alta and Snowbird with incredible panoramic mountain views, particularly from the main deck. The resort enjoys incredible skiing conditions year in, year out with an average of about 50 feet of snow per annum over that last 10 years (that's more than 14 metres).

In the Summer months it's a stunningly beautiful, creekside location and an ideal base for hiking, climbing, camping and all other outdoors pursuits that Utah State has to offer.

At any time of the year, the Red Fern is a terrific environment to unwind. It has been furnished with comfort and cosiness in mind and does not have that 'rental property' vibe. The Red Fern is generously equipped with an extensive library, hundred of games, and an amazing entertainment system reaching every room and living area. The kitchen is fully equipped for the most ambitious chef.

Rion is our caretaker, part-time snow reporter and one of the younger, old timers at the Alf Engen Ski School. When he is not testing the appetite of advanced pre-teen and teenage skiers for adventures off the beaten trail at Alta and Snowbird, he is there to make your stay as fun and carefree as possible. He knows the resort as well as anyone and will be happy to help you with any questions or queries from booking a chef or a masseur or a restaurant, to introducing you to Dr Ken at the Alta Clinic if you get bitten by an Alta snow snake and twist a knee. He can arrange transport from the airport or into Salt Lake for excursions, food shop for your arrival and organise housecleaning, all depending on how exactly you want and enjoy it.

Welcome to the Red Fern! Welcome to Alta!

Alta is for Skiing!

Keep Alta weird!

More Details

Property Manager
Rion Martell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 1, 2018

About Rion Martell

My name is Rion. I grew up in Lake Tahoe and have skied since I could stand. I came to Utah to attend college many years ago. College didn't last, but the skiing did. I now live at Alta and am the caretaker of the Redfern Chalet.

Rion Martell purchased this chalet in 2009

Why Rion Martell chose Alta

The Redfern Chalet is a beautifully built, handsomely furnished, comfortable home in a stunning mountain setting. It offers the perfect environment for friends and family, with fantastic spaces, indoor and out for entertaining and relaxing, and a state of the art entertainment system in every room.

Alta itself offers some of the best skiing on the planet. It is one of North Amercia's only ski-only resorts, and is regularly voted the leading resort for terrain and snow conditions in the world. For boarders, the neighbouring, connected resort of Snowbird offers fabulous, varied terrain. Alta has a fantastic ski school for young and old, where most of the instructors have 20 or more years of Alta experience under their belts. At the Alf Engen Ski School teaching younger children is a privilege, not a chore, as is offering real adventure and challenge to more experienced teen skiers under the expert supervision of really expert instructors.

'Alta is for Skiing' so, while Alta has a few authentic apré-ski spots, it does not even try to offer the high end shopping or dining experiences of tamer resorts. So arranging a local chef to cater at the chalet can be a wonderful and cost effective choice to get the most out of valuable time with friends and family.

In the summer, the house offers a perfect base for trekking, mountain biking, climbing and other outdoor pursuits, or just a weekend escape from the heat of Salt Lake City.

What makes this chalet unique

Unique benefits?

Alta powder! On average the last 10 years, there has been over 47 feet of the famously light Alta powder snow. That's 14 metres of snow for our European friends, and a hell of a lot of snow in any language…

The incredible views - arguably the best in Alta - from our main deck and hot tub straight out to Mount Superior and down the Canyon. Magical at sunset! Look out for our live Red Fern House Mountain Cam link!

The house is beautifully and generously equipped as a family home, not a rental. You will appreciate and enjoy the difference.

Rion Martell, our caretaker, will be a fantastic helper during your stay and a deeply experienced guide to Alta and everything it has to offer.


Alta Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Beautiful Heated Marble Bathroom. 2 sinks. Multiple showers
    Third Floor Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower , Bathroom is shared by Yellow Room and Library Room
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shared bathroom with studio and downstairs bedroom
    Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , Off the main reception, dining and cinema room
    Purple Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Purple bathroom goes with purple bedroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Hide a bed in couch. TV, Kitchen, Shared Bathroom.
    Yellow Room - 1 twin/ single , Wireless Printer, Balcony, Shared hallway Bathroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Fire Place, Balcony, Large double sink bathroom, 72'flat tv
    Library Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Balcony, Flat Screen TV, Shared Bathroom, books, games
    Purple Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Private Bathroom, Jetted Tub, 72'flat screen tv
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Flat screen TV, Shared bathroom
  • Most the bedrooms have state of the art media systems. Downstairs There are bedrooms and a kitchen. Ideal for two families sharing the house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water tubing
If you have any particular wishes or needs, however minor, reach out to Rion and we'll see what we can do to make your stay happy and memorable.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Nice, great location

  • 5 of 5

Large home, great common areas and lot of separate bedrooms, Rion the property manager very helpful, would recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House with a Home Feel

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I absolutely loved this place! The house was clean and comfortable. In addition, the proximity to the ski slopes were another plus. After skiing, we could relax in the outdoor hot tube.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like royalty

  • 5 of 5

House was off the chain amazing. Best hot tub in Alta and my bed was more comfortable than my one back home.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redfern is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Redfern is a wonderful house and fits our needs perfectly. Well managed, with a friendly and accessible owner rep.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house. Wonderful long weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for President's weekend, a reunion of a ski group we had in highschool 20 years ago. It is a great house stocked with everything you could possibly need and really conveniently located close to the slopes. And Rion, the caretaker is a great bonus. So attentive and helpful and really cares about making your stay memorable.

What a week.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mt. Pleasant

Great Location! Everything as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Property descriptions were accurate. The place was clean. The kitchen was very well stocked. The House manager was excellent!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Salt Lake City (book transfers on
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Peruvian Lodge
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Old Miil Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Shallow Shaft Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Alta and Snowbird Ski Resorts
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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